Walt's People: Volume 13: Talking Disney with the Artists Who Knew Him - Signed by Didier Ghez

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Walt's People: Volume 13: Talking Disney with the Artists Who Knew Him - Signed by Didier Ghez

Walt's People: Volume 13: Talking Disney with the Artists Who Knew Him - Signed by Didier Ghez

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From the publisher:

Disney History from the Source

The Walt's People series is an oral history of all things Disney, as told by the artists, animators, designers, engineers, and executives who made it happen, from the 1920s through the present.

Walt's People: Volume 13 features appearances by Virginia Davis, Reg Massie, George Bakes, Milt Neil, Al Dempster, Joe Grant, Woolie Reitherman, Becky and Carla Fallberg, Jean Erwin, Jules Engel, Fred Kopietz, Donald Duckwall, George Sherman, Floyd Gottfredson, Richard Todd, Roy E. Disney, Norman "Stormy" Palmer, Paul Kenworthy, Hunt and Chris Hibler (about their father, Winston Hibler), Boyd Shaffer, Fess Parker, Dave Spafford, Bob Moore, Blaine Gibson, X Atencio, Don Iwerks, and Tony Baxter, plus articles by John Canemaker and Pete Docter.

Among the hundreds of stories in this volume:

  • Pixar's PETE DOCTER, the Oscar-winning director of Up and Monsters, Inc., examines the forgotten career of John Sibley, Disney's "Tenth Old Man", whose animations still dazzle.
  • FESS PARKER relates how a bit part in a classic 1954 monster movie (Them!) netted him the role of Disney's Davy Crockett.
  • DON IWERKS, son of Walt's first partner, Ub Iwerks, chats with Michael Broggie, son of Walt's first Imagineer, Roger Broggie, about their respective careers following in their fathers' footsteps.
  • VIRGINIA DAVIS recalls her role as "Alice" in Walt Disney's Alice Comedies, a series of short films from the early 1920s that predated Mickey Mouse and were equally as important as Mickey in putting Walt on his path to success.

The entertaining, informative stories in every volume of Walt's People will please both Disney scholars and eager fans alike.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Dave Smith, Founder of the Disney Archives
  • Introduction by Didier Ghez
  • Virginia Davis by Jim Korkis
  • Reg Massie by John Culhane
  • George Bakes by John Canemaker
  • Milt Neil by Paul F. Anderson
  • Al Dempster by John Culhane
  • Joe Grant by John Culhane
  • Woolie Reitherman by John Culhane
  • Becky Fallberg and Carla Fallberg by Michael Broggie
  • Jean Irwin by Dave Smith
  • In Search of John Parr Miller by John Canemaker
  • Jules Engel by Milton Zolotow and Lawrence Weschler
  • Fred Kopietz by Michael Barrier
  • Donald Duckwall by Dave Smith
  • John Sibley: The Tenth Old Man by Pete Docter
  • George Sherman by Malcolm Willitts
  • Floyd Gottfredson by Malcolm Willitts
  • Richard Todd by Robin Allan
  • Roy E. Disney by Les Perkins
  • Stormy Palmer by Les Perkins
  • Paul Kenworthy by Les Perkins
  • Hunt Hibler and Chris Hibler about Winston Hibler by Les Perkins
  • Boyd Shaffer by Jim Korkis and Didier Ghez
  • Fess Parker by Paul F. Anderson
  • Dave Spafford by Didier Ghez
  • Bob Moore by Alberto Becattini
  • Blaine Gibson by Didier Ghez
  • X. Atencio by Jay Horan
  • Don Iwerks by Michael Broggie and Gary Olson
  • Tony Baxter by Didier Ghez

About the Author:

Didier Ghez has conducted Disney research since he was a teenager in the mid '80s. His articles about the parks, animation, and vintage international Disneyana, as well as his many interviews with Disney artists, have appeared in such magazines as Disney Twenty-Three, Persistence of Vision, Tomart's Disneyana Update, Animation Journal, Animation Magazine, StoryboarD, and Fantasyline. He is the author of the books They Drew As They Pleased - The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age, Disney's Grand Tour and Disneyland Paris - From Sketch to Reality, and editor of Life in the Mouse House: Memoir of a Disney Story Artist and Inside the Whimsy Works: My Life with Walt Disney Productions. He runs The Disney History blog (disneybooks.blogspot.com), The Disney Books Network website (www.didierghez.com), and serves as managing editor of the Walt's People book series.

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Theme Park Press

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9 inches
6 inches
594 pages

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